Bradenton Oaks, a for-profit 135-bed assisted living facility located at 1015 7th Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida 34208, was the recipient of numerous complaints during 2019 that resulted multiple deficiencies being cited based on a failure to comply with the law.
Multiple complaints recently directed at problems at Bradenton Oaks
Throughout 2019, multiple complaints were filed against Bradenton Oaks. On February 9, 2019, a complaint investigation resulted in the citation of 7 separate deficiencies against the assisted living facility – including those that addressed a failure to ensure staffing level requirements were met.
On April 2, 2019, another complaint made against the facility was investigated but not substantiated. On August 3, 2019, an investigation into additional complaints resulted in violations of law being cited for 10 deficient practices.
Deficiencies were cited for many violations during 2019
Resident supervision is, perhaps, one of the most important functions performed by ALF staff. if staff is not carefully supervising and monitoring residents, how will problems be promptly and adequately communicated to the resident’s physician? Additional complaints made in October, 2019 and November, 2019 brought additional citations for violations of Florida law, including:
429.26 (7) The facility must notify a licensed physician when a resident exhibits signs of dementia or cognitive impairment or has a change of condition in order to rule out the presence of an underlying physiological condition that may be contributing to such dementia or impairment. The notification must occur within 30 days after the acknowledgment of such signs by facility staff. If an underlying condition is determined to exist, the facility shall arrange, with the appropriate health care provider, the necessary care and services to treat the condition. 58A-5.0182 An assisted living facility must provide care and services appropriate to the needs of residents accepted for admission to the facility. (1) SUPERVISION. Facilities must offer personal supervision as appropriate for each resident, including the following: (a) Monitoring of the quantity and quality of resident diets in accordance with rule 58A-5.020, F.A.C. (b) Daily observation by designated staff of the activities of the resident while on the premises, and awareness of the general health, safety, and physical and emotional well-being of the resident. (c) Maintaining a general awareness of the resident’s whereabouts. The resident may travel independently in the community. (d) Contacting the resident’s health care provider and other appropriate party such as the resident’s family, guardian, health care surrogate, or case manager if the resident exhibits a significant change. (e) Contacting the resident’s family, guardian, health care surrogate, or case manager if the resident is discharged or moves out. (f) Maintaining a written record, updated as needed, of any significant changes, any illnesses that resulted in medical attention, changes in the method of medication administration, or other changes that resulted in the provision of additional services.
The complete investigation summaries and reports for all investigations conducted at this Bradenton assisted living facility may be accessed and viewed at this page: https://tinyurl.com/qoqglzb
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